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[movies]The Sunbeam - D W Griffith
The Sunbeam was directed by D W Griffith in 1912. When a film called The Sunbeam refers to a little girl with a dead mother, you know you are in for a bit of sentimentality and so you are. But given that, it is a neat little film with an interesting picture of life in a tenement house and the social mores of the day.
Keywords: silents
Downloads: 2,096 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]IUMA: the Silents
Paul and Jake have been writing songs and performing together on and off for 10 years. Different bass players and drummers kept coming and going. That never stopped them from moving forward and writing really amazing music together. August 02' enter Sean looking for the right people to hook up with after years of floating from one band to another. He liked what he heard and they liked what they heard...
Keywords: the Silents
Downloads: 13
[movies]Out West
Out West (1918) A Fatty Arbuckle comedy including performances by Buster Keaton and Al St John. It is a parody of Western pictures of the way.
Keywords: silents; western
Downloads: 3,403
[movies]One is Business,; The Other Crime. - D W Griffith
One is Business,; The Other is Crime. was directed by D W Griffith in 1912. In it we follow two couples, one rich, one poor and here Griffith draws a distinction between white collar crime and the more obvious street crime.Blanche Sweet stars.
Keywords: silents; Griffith
Downloads: 888
[movies]Felix Goes West - Pat Sullivan
A Felix The Cat cartoon form Pat Sullivan from 1924. I have brightened the picture and added a sound track.
Keywords: animation; silents
Downloads: 820
[movies]The Devilish Tenant
A Geroges Melies film from 1909 in which a new tenant moves in and fills the room with furniture taken from his suitcase.
Keywords: France; silents
Downloads: 2,558
[movies]Lonely Villa - D W Griffith
Lonely Villa was directed by D W Griffith in 1909. If you look it up on Wikipedia or IMDB it is listed as "The Lonely Villa" but the name on the title card is as presented here. An interesting drama with a simple plot. Watch the tramp who first visits the house with the letter. You can almost hear him taking vocal directions from Griffith.
Keywords: Griffith; silents
Downloads: 1,721
[movies]Those Awful Hats - D W Griffith
A short film by D W Griffith made in 1908i to remind ladies to remove their large hats.
Keywords: griffith; silents
Downloads: 982
[movies]The Renunciation
The Renunciation is a film made by D W Griffith in 1909. Like many if his early Biograph films it is rather simplistic and a bit convoluted but remember, he was making 2 or 3 of them a week.
Keywords: silents; griffith
Downloads: 439
[movies]The Perfect Man Roughcut Redux - Kat Eiswald
A roughcut of the film. Need to change the music, to allow more time for complete final scene.
Keywords: Rape; silents
Downloads: 692
[movies]The Golden Louis
The Golden Louis directed by D W Griffith in 1909. It is a lovely little Victorian piece much like "The Little Match Girl" of a small girl begging in the winter street.
Keywords: silents; Griffith
Downloads: 646
[movies]A Beast at Bay - D W Griffith
A Beast at Bay was directed by D W Griffith in 1912. It stars Mary Pickford as the girl. These pictures were made so quickly, averaging two a week, that there are always errors that are allowed to pass. For example the tramp who tries to start a fight is almost off camera. But there are also regular advances in film technique. The cutting between the train and the cars, or the point of view shot when the hero looks through the binoculars.
Keywords: silents; Griffith
Downloads: 2,589
[movies]Little Nemo - Windsor McKay
Little Nemo a very early (1911) animation by Windsor McKay
Keywords: amimation. silents
Downloads: 2,565
[movies]Bliss
A rather inconsequential Harold Lloyd short from 1917
Keywords: Lloyd; silents
Downloads: 1,505
[movies]Fatty Joins The Force
A Fatty Arbuckle comedy from 1913 co-starring Al St John and Edgar Kennedy
Keywords: police; silents
Downloads: 2,181 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Scarlet Street - D. W. Griffith
Scarlet Street - D W Griffith - 1919 - From IMDB "A romantic bandit named Alvarez, wanted for raids on the mining camps of the California gold rush in 1849, is reformed by the love of a good woman." I am not sure why I am uploading this film. It is considered by many to be Griffith's worst. Perhaps history drives me. At any rate you have been warned.
Keywords: Griffith; silents
Downloads: 820 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]The Blind Man - Alice Guy
A short trifle, actually a stage piece made by Alice Guy in 1898
Keywords: silents; France
Downloads: 649
[movies]Little Nemo
Little Nemo is a very early animation (1911) drawn by Windsor McCay and based on his comic strip, Little Nemo in Slumberland. It is interesting in that it shows McCay drawing the pictures which will later go into the animation.
Keywords: silents; animation
Downloads: 5,591 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]The Burglar's Dilemma - D W Griffith
The Burglar's Dilemma was directed by D.W. Griffith in 1912. It is a tale of two brothers, Lionel Barrymore and Henry B. Wathall who get involved with a burglar. It is a nice little drama. Watch how the detectives pantomime the police "Mutt and Jeff routine" with the burglar.
Keywords: silents; Griffith
Downloads: 1,639
[movies]The Crazy Ray - Rene Clair
The Crazy Ray (Paris Qui Dort) a 1927 silent comedy by Rene Clair is the story of a mad scientist who devises a ray which puts all people to sleep. It has a few humorous moments but is if interest mainly to film historians and students.
Keywords: Clair; silents
Downloads: 6,028 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]The Unseen Enemy - D W Griffith
The Unseen Enemy, Directed by D W Griffith in 1912 is the first film to star Lilian and Dorothy Gish in what were termed at the time"charming" performances. It is a simple melodrama with threat and rescue but played nicely. Victoriuanism prevails. Note the use of the idea of the kiss and how Dorothy reacts to her first kiss in the final few fading frames.
Keywords: Gish; silents
Downloads: 1,255
[movies]Fatty's Suitless Day
Fatty's Suitless Day a 1914 Keystone Comedy with Fatty Arbuckle was also called Fatty's Magic Pants.
Keywords: silents; short
Downloads: 1,676 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]A Trap For Santa - D W Griffith
This is a fragment of a film that D W Griffith made in 1909. I wish I had the full video. I would love to finish adding music to it. In this one, though there is no indication of Christmas I have taken a cue from Santa and chosen Christmas music from the era. The title card says "A Trap for Santa" but advertising called it "A Trap For Santa Claus" Here is how IMDB describes the full plot "The children set a trap for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, knowing he has to come through the window because ...
Keywords: Griffith; silents
Downloads: 1,316
[movies]Death's Marathon - D. W. Griffith
Death's Marathon was directed by D W Griffith in 1913. It stars Blanche Sweet as the woman loved by two rivals and the results.
Keywords: silents; suicide
Downloads: 869
[movies]Officer Henderson
This short film by Alice Guy (pronounced Alees ghee)Blache is another example of her playing with sexual stereotypes. In it the two policemen are required to dress as women to catch pickpockets. Notice that, though they have male faces they are accepted as women by everyone. Also the cloning in the police department is interesting as the officers do the mincing walk of that is more like cross dressers than like women...
Keywords: gay; bache; silents
Downloads: 1,040 2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Death's Mararthon - D.W. Griffith
Death's Mararathon, directed by D.W. Griffith in 1913 stars Lionel Barrymore, Robert Harron and Blanche Sweet in a tale of rivalry over love, gambling and suicide.
Keywords: griffith; gambling; silents
Downloads: 763
[movies]The Sealed Room - D W Griffith
The Sealed Room, D.W. Griffth, 1908, a generic king seals his concubine and her minstrel lover in a room to die as per Balzac or Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" I find Griffith weakest when he makes these ventures into the distant past.
Keywords: royalty; griffith; silents
Downloads: 630
[movies]A Calamitous Elopement
A Calamitous Elopement was directed by D.W. Griffith for the Biograph Company in 1908. One of the hundreds of films Griffith made for the company, it is a not particularly distinguished comedy about the comic complications a couple encounter when eloping. These pictures were often made in a week and were sometimes not well thought out. For example, why did she elope with an empty trunk?
Keywords: griffith; romance; comedey; silents
Downloads: 1,076
[movies]Archival footage from LOC
During the early years of film, The Library of Congress secured copyright by having filmmakers print their film negatives outon paper. These paper prints have outlasted later celluloid films which deteriorated quickly. For that reason we have a brief period during the start of movies where we have pretty good reproduction of films of that time. These were usually short primitive realities but oftren very interesting...
Keywords: silents; early film
Downloads: 476
[movies]Canned Harmony
Canned Harmony (1912) is directed by Alice Gay Blache who was the first woman director and the first persons to direct a fiction film in 1896. She also co-owned with her husband one of the first film studios, where she posted a sign reading "ACT NATURALLY" She also directed "Algie the Miner" which is found elsewhere in the Archive.
Keywords: women; silents; music
Downloads: 1,149
[movies]The Colonel's Account
This is an edit of an old (1906) film by Louis Feuillade called "The Colonel's Account" I have done some editing, adding zooms, close-ups etc and added a track of music, sound effects and voice. It is only 2 1/2 minutes long so give it a look and see what you think. This should not be considered a substitute for the original film which I intend to upload soon, I hope you enjoy the video and please write a review to let me know if I am on the right track,
Keywords: silents; war; alsedit
Downloads: 460
[movies]The Oath and the Man - D W Griffith
The Oath and the Man was directed by D W Griffith in 1910. Griffith is often out of his depth when he goes far back in history. Herein he trivializes the French revolution. Before you criticize him, though, remember he was making two or three of these a week. If you get a few laughs, you will be laughing at it not with it
Keywords: French; revolution; silents
Downloads: 1,337 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Jack and the Beanstalk
This is the Edwin S Porter film version of the old story which was produced for the Edison production company in 1902
Keywords: fiary tale; silents
Downloads: 394
[movies]As It Is In Life - D W Griffith
As It Is In Life is a short 1910 piece by D W Griffith starring Mary Pickford. It is a slight little piece but easy to watch particularly for the scenes in an actual pigeon farm.
Keywords: Grifforth; Pickford; silents
Downloads: 1,087
[movies]Nursing a Viper
Nursing a Viper, 1909, directed by D.W. Griffith, Camera by Billy Bitzer. Griffith is pretty much out of his depth when he tries the French Revolution, though he did it some years later in the feature, "Orphans of the Storm"
Keywords: Griffith; silents; french; revolution
Downloads: 711
[movies]The Indian Brothers
The Indian Brothers is a 1911 D.W. Griffith Biograph Studios short.
Keywords: griffith; Indian; west; silents
Downloads: 833
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "The Fatal Mallet"
Charlie Chaplin's 15th Film Released June o1 1914 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0003934/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 17,079 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "The Fireman"
Charlie Chaplins 52nd Film Released June 12 1916 The Fireman was the second film Charlie Chaplin created for Mutual Films in 1916. Released in June 1916, it starred Charlie as the fireman and Edna Purviance as the daughter to Leo White. Leo White played a character trying to arrange with Eric Campbell (the fire chief) to have his house burn down so he could collection the insurance money. Shows some early day street scenes in the surrounding Los Angeles area...
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 26,768 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Frankenstein
This is the first version of the classic horror story. It came out of the Edison s studios in 1910
Keywords: horror. silents; Edison
Downloads: 3,922
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "The Rival Mashers" aka Those Love Pangs
Charlie Chaplin's 28th Film Released Oct. 10 1914 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004693/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 14,455
[movies]Never Weaken
I have added a sound track to an earlier archive film with the caption form Wikopedia..Never Weaken is a 1921 silent comedy film starring Harold Lloyd and directed by Fred Newmeyer. It was Lloyd's last short film, running to three reels, before he moved permanently into feature-length production. It was also one of his trademark "thrill" comedies, featuring him dangling from a tall building. Lloyd and his crew honed and perfected their "thrill" filming techniques in this film, and put them to as...
Keywords: lloyd; comedy; silents
Downloads: 3,096
[movies]The Mothering Heart - DW Griffith
A 1913 drama about marriage and infidelity directed by D W Griffith.
Keywords: Lillian Gish. silents
Downloads: 1,899
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "Dough And Dynamite"
Charlie Chaplin's 29th Released Oct. 26 1914 The story involves Chaplin and Chester Conklin working as waiters at a restaurant where the cooks go on strike. When the two are forced to work as bakers, the striking cooks put dynamite in the dough, with explosive results. Dough and Dynamite was one of two Charlie Chaplin films that were to be shown at a special event in September, 2001. However, in the light of 9/11, it was taken off the list of films as it ends with Charlie walking out of a blown ...
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 17,682 1.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "Face On The Barroom Floor"
Charlie Chaplin's 22th Film Released August 10th 1914 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0003923/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 20,145 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Le Ratelier (The Dentures)
A short film by Emil Cohl. 1909
Keywords: cohl; dentures; french; silents
Downloads: 275
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "His Favorite Pasttime"
Charlie Chaplin's 7th Film Released March 16 1914. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004091/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 23,660 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "Police"
Charlie Chaplin's 49th Film Released May 27 1916 Police was Charlie Chaplin's 14th released film from Essanay. It was made at the Majestic Studio in Los Angeles. Charlie playing an ex-convict finds life on the outside not to his liking and leads him to breaking into a home with another thief (Wesley Ruggles). Edna Purviance plays the girl living in the home who tries to change him. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0007194/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 70,878 2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[movies]The Girl And Her Trust - D.W. Griffith
The Girl And Her Trust directed by D W Griffith in 1912. It is a remake of an earlier film, The Lonedale Operator but by this time Griffith had learned a great deal about the making of movies. The picture has close-ups, and ironic cutting. Te see the words, "Nothing ever happens here" and then cut to the tramps under the platform. But toward the end he cuts between a train and a hand car and to build suspense he actually mounts the camera on a vehicle racing along the road and on the hand cart i...
Keywords: silents; Griffith. railroad; telegraph
Downloads: 3,096
[movies]Bliss
Bliss, 1917, alight little comedy starreing Harold Lloyd.
Keywords: Lloyd; comedy. silents
Downloads: 4,583
[movies]Charlie Chaplin's "A Fair Exchange"
Charlie Chaplins 34th Film Released Dec. 05 1914. This Film was released as Getting Acquainted. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004011/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents; CC
Downloads: 149,005
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